Questions Rule

Everyone knows it's important to create fully rounded characters, and that you do that by asking the right questions. But which questions are the right ones, and how many questions are enough? A good question that helps you flesh out your characters, setting or plot, should be: 1. Daring (digging into uncomfortable areas) 2. Open …

Opposition

When two equal and opposite forces collide, they crash into each other with the same intensity. It's in the books, Newton's third law of motion. Right there, see? This rule applies to car crashes, billiard balls, writer against computer, and it applies to fiction as well. The recipe for a spectacular story climax is simple: you …

Logocracy

In the beginning was the word. Then came the spellchecker, google web fonts and all that other stuff. But fact is, the word has always shaped reality for us carbon-based bipeds, and it's become especially powerful in today's communication driven society. Whether we acknowledge it or not, we live in a logocracy. And that's great …

Kudos and Karma

Have you recently read something by a contemporary writer that has left you breathless? Have you stumbled across a blog that you absolutely loved and kept coming back to? Have you read any article or comment that was so witty and fresh that you wanted to applaud the author and yell congratulations? Did you go …